Johnstown forward Stark makes NCAA commitment
The Johnstown Tomahawks of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that Top Prospects forward Reed Stark has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for the University of Wisconsin-Superior.
Stark, 21, just completed his third season of playing junior hockey in the NAHL. The 6’2/180 lbs. native of Suffern, NY, had his best career season during the 2020-21 campaign, which included recording 32 points (12 goals, 20 assists) in 47 regular season games. He also recorded five goals in five Robertson Cup Playoff games.
Stark was also selected to and played in the 2021 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament for the East Division team, where he had two points in two games played.
“We brought in Reed right after Christmas time during the 2019-20 and I think he got acclimated well in the short period of time. This past season, he made a huge leap as a player and he got better as the season went along. The second half of the year he really took off and he was a huge contributor for us and then the playoffs he was on fire. I think he will be a great fit in Superior with Coach McKenna and I think he will be able to contribute and make a difference right away,” said Tomahawks head coach Mike Letizia.
Prior to this season, Stark spent the 2019-20 season with the Tomahawks and the Jamestown Rebels, recording 12 points in 20 NAHL games.
He made his NAHL debut during the 2018-19 season, recording five points in 21 games played with the Springfield Jr. Blues.
Stark is a ladder of development success story, having played in the NAPHL during the 2016-17 season with the Omaha AAA 16U team.